The Blade and the Bearer

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In a mythical land, six clans govern the known world through firmly established borders and territories. The world itself is hostile beyond what normal humans can reasonably contend with, yet through elite warriors, known as the Marked, humanity endures. Each of the clans are led by mysterious, masked figures known as Bearers. The masks these Bearers wear endow fantastic abilities upon the Marked of each clan. The story follows a young, but incredibly adept female Marked named Tyrkala of the Jyrlat clan. When she witnesses a natural phenomenon in the wild that defies all that she has known, she returns to her village to report her discovery. Shortly after her return, however, the Bearer of her village is assassinated, with only a dagger left as a clue as to the identity of the killer. What follows is a quest for answers, justice, and vengeance in a world that Tyrkala quickly realizes is far more deadly than she could have ever imagined.

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The Mother's Denial

Submitted: February 01, 2019


A hunt begins, one seemingly like any other. Tyrkala prepares herself for the killing blow, but a curious hesitation forces her to self-reflect.
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The Journey Home

Submitted: February 17, 2019


Tyrkala prepares for the trek back to Jyrlat, but her recent discovery of human bones in the great river makes the journey far more difficult than it should be. She also happens upon an old and
valued friend.
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Chapter 2 (cont.)

Submitted: February 24, 2019


Tyrkala visits her sister for a moment of respite, but her duty leaves her little time for idleness. On her path to inform the Ruling Caste of her discovery in the Vein, Tyrkala runs into a fellow
Marked, who seems more rival than ally.
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Chapter 2 (cont.)

Submitted: March 05, 2019


As she waits to report before the Caste, Tyrkala ponders her role among her people. Pyrfal makes his first appearance.
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The Blade of Silver Stone

Submitted: March 11, 2019


Tykala and Pyrfal discuss private matters and dark tales. A noble task is asked of Tyrkala.
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The Blade of Silver Stone (cont.)

Submitted: March 25, 2019


Tyrkala struggles with something that training cannot account for. She acquires a precious and dangerous object, and then, in an instant, her world is ripped apart.
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Flight of the Dancer

Submitted: May 26, 2019


A great responsibility is thrust upon Tyrkala; Tyrkala gives a confession to her sister.
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Flight of the Dancer (cont.)

Submitted: June 10, 2019


Tyrkala encounters an old friend before she flees her home.
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Into the Wilds

Submitted: July 25, 2019


Tyrkala struggles with being truly alone, yet discovers that she is far from it.
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Into the wilds (cont.)

Submitted: August 17, 2019


Tyrkala contemplates her victory, and steps beyond the borders of her homeland for the first time.
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The Blade and the Bearer

Submitted: September 06, 2019


Tyrkala learns more about the Toran, yet comes to discover some unpleasant truths.
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The Blade and the Bearer (cont)

Submitted: September 15, 2019


Tyrkala at last meets the Bearer of Toran, the masters of nature who commune with all living things.
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The Blade and the Bearer (pt.3)

Submitted: October 11, 2019


Dorlak gives Tyrkala an unusual, and unprecedented, task. Tyrkala meets an ancient warrior who prepares her for what lies ahead.
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Descent

Submitted: October 29, 2019


Tyrkala departs Toran, and begins her search for the Trial.
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